Principal QA Engineer - Military veterans preferred

Raytheon (


  full-time   employee

United States

Job Description:

Principal System Assurance Engineer

Raytheon Space and Airborne Systems (SAS) is seeking a professional with experience in Systems Engineering and Quality disciplines to implement and manage a Systems Assurance program and specific customer mission assurance flow down requirements. System Assurance is a new role within SAS Mission Assurance responsible for assuring products meet their specified requirements, are consistent, complete, and correct as warranted for the system and operational environment, and satisfy program, product line, business, customer, and mission needs. System Assurance reaches beyond process compliance, complements Systems Engineering, and enables mission assurance by proactively identifying and addressing areas where the adequacy of program plans, requirements, analyses, risk mitigation plans, certification/verification/validation/qualification approaches and process/product noncompliance have the potential to impact overall mission success. System Assurance Engineers leverage and interface with all other functions within Mission Assurance, as well as all Engineering functions.

This position will be to provide Systems Assurance support on Protected Communication Systems (PCS) programs. Engagements will concentrate on reviewing/approving and assessing risk on Engineering work products and will span all phases of the programs.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Provide an independent view of mission requirements and confirm the voice of the customer is embedded in system requirements and properly decomposed down to component level
  • Independently verify the integrity of a design’s analyses and test plans to catch design defects early
  • Review and approve the Engineering program documentation, including specifications, requirements, drawings, test plans/procedures, instructions and standard operating processes prior to release for correctness to technical standards
  • Ensure requirements and designs are poised for producibility, testability, reusability, reliability, safety, and maintainability
  • Contribute to program milestone reviews, Independent Reviews (IRs) and peer reviews
  • Verify the integrity of the integration, verification, and validation planning, integration and test environments, and hardware/software configurations under test
  • Assure failures are reported in a timely manner, containment actions are taken, true root causes are identified, and corrective/preventative actions are implemented
  • Ensure comprehensive hand-offs between Internal Research & Development (IRAD) efforts and receiving program(s)
  • Provide an integrated perspective of programs’ technical risk that considers criticality, system safety, reliability, test evaluation criteria, and adverse trends, and ensure consistent results whether work is performed by Raytheon or a Supplier

U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position needs an active U.S. Security Clearance as of day one of employment.

Required Skills:
  • 8 years of Quality and/or Engineering experience; design and system level
  • Currently have a secret clearance
  • Detailed knowledge of systems engineering, reliability, and system safety practices
  • A working knowledge of Quality Management Systems IS09001 and AS9100, and implementation of internal and contractual quality requirements
  • Experience in multiple phases of the program / product life cycle
  • Experience in risk & opportunity management, assessment, mitigation and capture
  • Expertise in Root Cause Analysis and Corrective Action
  • U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position will require the ability to access US only data systems.

Desired Skills:
  • Demonstrated Applied Critical Thinking Skills
  • Demonstrated understanding of how defects from one Execution Organization (Engineering, Supply Chain, Operations) affect the others
  • Ability to Lead with Influence
  • Experience with cross functional teams
  • Experience managing technical side of supplier execution
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including presentation and negotiation skills
  • Experience with managing, interpreting, and assuring customer needs
  • Willingness to path find and adapt to changing needs
  • Ability to prioritize work load in a multi-tasking, resource constrained work environment
  • Ability to collaborate with program team members to develop practical solutions to complex problems
  • The ability to lead, coach and mentor others in routine settings and difficult situations including managing direct reports
  • Working knowledge of Raytheon RCAS or a proven closed-loop corrective action system
  • Experience with Raytheon IPDS/gating or program phasing (nonrecurring/recurring activities)
  • Raytheon Six Sigma Principal Specialist or Expert; or Six Sigma Black Belt Certification
  • Raytheon Mission Assurance Certification Level 4 or higher in Hardware, Software, System Assurance, or MA Lead Tracks; or ASQ Certified Quality Engineer

Required Education: Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Science, Mathematics or Technology

Desired Education: Advanced Degrees in Engineering, Science, Mathematics or Technology 130664

Raytheon is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.